Thief swipes cash, cards, MetroCard from club-goer

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Club hopping

A naughty night owl snatched the contents of a woman’s purse at a Fifth Avenue nightclub on Oct. 31.

The victim told police she was in the club near 11th Street at 3:20 pm when she realized $30 in cash, several debit cards, a MetroCard and a designer wallet were missing from her pocketbook. One debit card was used to buy a $40 MetroCard, cops said.

Not-so-new Cadillac

A crook stole rims and tires from a Cadillac Escalade parked on Montgomery Place sometime between Nov. 2 and 3.

The victim told police the car was parked near Eighth Avenue at 8:30 pm on Nov. 2 and by 7:30 pm the next day, it was gone. The car was recovered.

Wallet theft

A quick thief whisked away a wallet left on the counter of a Sixth Avenue store on Oct. 31.

The victim told police he went into the deli near Dean Street at 9 am, paid for some items, and then left accidentally without his billfold. When he went back and asked about it, the employees said they didn’t see a wallet on the counter. The security cameras in the store were not operational.

Cable’s out

Someone stole 10 film production cables valued at about $4,100 in total from Seventh Avenue sometime in the early morning of Oct. 30.

The production crew told cops their filming near St. John’s Place ceased at midnight, but the public was still able to walk through the area. When the crew returned at 7 am the next day, the cables had vanished.

Mystery van

A vehicle thief drove off in a 2013 Ford Econoline Van left on 11th Street on the morning of Oct. 30.

Police say there were no outstanding tickets on the auto, which the owner parked near Fourth Avenue at midnight. When the owner returned, the car was no where to be found, but there was no broken glass and no surveillance recorded at the scene.

A witness told police she saw a man in a black hoodie trying to open the doors of the car at one point — but when she went outside, the van drove off.

Barclays card

A pickpocket plucked a woman’s wallet at an Atlantic Avenue clothing store on Oct. 26.

The woman said felt someone bump into her in the store around noon, but she didn’t think to check her bag to see if anything was missing.

When she did look, her billfold was gone — and one of her credit cards was later used to make purchases at stores near Fort Green Place.

Have a seat

A picky crook broke into a car parked on Third Street on Oct. 29 — and took the back seats and miscellaneous parts.

The car, a 1998 Dodge Caravan, was recovered at a fire hydrant near Prospect Park West at 5:45 pm, reported cops.


An opportunist thief swiped a wallet from a shopper trying on jackets at an Atlantic Avenue store on Oct. 27.

The victim was selecting apparel at the store near Fort Greene Place at 7 pm when the thief took the item containing identification, health cards, a visa, and $15.

Bike swipe

A bandit busted a bike from the Fifth Avenue stand it was locked to on Oct. 20.

The goon also stole a $50 helmet, two locks, and two lights from the stand near Union Street sometime between 2 am and 9 pm.

Made his (fire) escape

Someone stole two laptops, cufflinks, and an LL Bean bookbag from an apartment on 11 Street on Oct. 28, police said.

The victim said she left her abode, near Eighth Avenue, at 12:10 pm, and when she returned at 3 pm, she found her belongings moved and the back window by the fire escape open.

— Jaime Lutz

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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